Thursday, 31 December 2015

A little note to say...


I hope you all have lovely plans to see in the shiny new year. We're getting ready for an overnight camping adventure by the sea! YAY!

Before we head into the wilderness though I'd like to say a BIG FAT THANK YOU for an incredible year and all of your support. I couldn't do it without you!

Wishing you all every happiness for the New Year... and beyond!

Saturday, 26 December 2015

Winter Sale and jolliday dates...

A quick note to let you all know that between now and the 6th of January I'm taking part in the Tictail WINTER SALE. Christmas treats have been reduced AND there's 25% off all items at

After the 6th Jan though, everything will be closed until February while I run off to explore beaches in Devon and then mountains in Colorado! *excitedface* So be quick if you want to treat yo'self...


Sunday, 20 December 2015

Festive wishes and a very BIG thank you...

WOOP! Last orders packed and sent and all webshops closed for Christmas! Sending out a HUGE and heart felt THANK YOU for your support in 2015 and for helping my little business grow into what became my full time dream job early this year!

It really does mean the world to me and I couldn't do it without you lovely lot and your love of Sunshine (and cats!) THANK YOU! ☀

There will still be plenty of festive activity going on over here on my Hello Sunshine by Jo Want Facebook page and my Instagram but for now Princess Pegs and Toby Cat have something to say...

Thursday, 17 December 2015


Only 2 days left to get your Christmas orders in! Treat yo'self to 15% off with code THANKYOUSUNSHINE at checkout too! You have until 6pm tomorrow...


Wednesday, 16 December 2015

A cheeky thank you discount!

Eeep! Only a few days until I shut up shop for CHRISTMAS! I'm SO bloody excited and to thank you all for your support this year I'm offering 15% off ALL SUNSHINE until 6pm on the 18th Of December! Whoopeeeee!

Just head to (or my Folksy or Etsy shops) and enter code THANKYOUSUNSHINE at checkout!


Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Jumpers! Jumpers! Jumpers!

WAHOO! You can now buy these beauties online! The gorgeous Jumpers Amy Blackwell and I worked on together are now listed on the Audrey & Illya website and available to buy! YAY!

There are also MANY MANY more treasures on there for you too perv on! ENJOY!

Monday, 14 December 2015

I left my heart in the mountains!

I'm just playing catch up after a wonderful weekend break up to the Cairngorms in Scotland this weekend. We did a bit of winter walking and exploring the area around Aviemore and if you follow me on Instagram and Facebook you will probably have seen the gorgeous snowy scenes I encountered... they looked something like this...

Needless to say we had an incredible time exploring the mountains and playing in the snow. It was so festive and I felt like a small child again when I first saw the snow surrounding our little garden pod at Eriskey B&B!

Now though... to stop daydreaming about the mountains and get back to work! Happy Monday everyone! 

Thursday, 10 December 2015

A wee break...

We're now off on a mini jolliday for a few days in the Cairngorms! Fear not though, my online shops are still open so you can do some festive shopping and I'll be back to pack orders on Monday!

Until then though I will apologise in advance for the scenic views and food instaspam!

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Get your Personalised Jumper orders in!

Last fair of the season done and I'm packing all the jumpers for a mini escape to Scotland! Today is the last day you can pimp your own jumper (head to and any other online orders placed after 4pm today won't be posted until Monday 14th now.

THANK YOU all for your orders and support at all of my fairs so far this season, it really does mean the world to me and I have especially loved making up all of your lovely personalised orders!


Monday, 7 December 2015

Last fair of the season tomorrow!

Anyone in London town who fancies a bit of night time Christmas shopping come on down to the Crafty Fox Market at the Museum of London Docklands from 4pm and say HELLO!

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Join the festivities at this weekend's event!

I was tagged in a lovely post on the Nottingham Contemporary's Instagram feed earlier and it got me even more excited about this weekend's event!

YAY! Lovely ‪#‎repost‬ from @nottm_contemp about the fun times ahead this weekend

The delightful @sunshine_jo will bring sunshine and jewellery from her little home studio to ‪#‎CraftDesignContemporary‬ again this year. From cats to cheese, Jo’s jewellery inspires smiles all round! 
Fri 4 – Sun 6 Dec, free!

Not only will you find Sunshine cats and cheese but TOMORROW is also when the lovely collaboration Amy Blackwell and I have been working on together will be launched in real life! YAY! Have you been keeping up with the daily releases on our Instagram (@amyjpeg @sunshine_jo) feeds?

Hopefully that is enough to tempt you down to Nottingham Contemporary over the weekend but if not I'm sure the 30 stalls of fabulous designer makers, mulled wine, mince pies and carol signing must do do right? 

Check out the facebook event for more details:

Hope to see you there!

Friday, 27 November 2015

Fill BLACK FRIDAY with Sunshine!

Kick start your Christmas shopping with some Sunshine and help yourself to 20% off* when you use the code BLACKFRIDAY at the checkout of my website, Folksy or Etsy shops! ☀

*Offer runs from 00:01 on Friday the 27th until 23:59 on Monday the 30th November and excludes personalised decorations and lucky dip boxes.

Tuesday, 24 November 2015


You might have seen over on my Facebook page and Intagram feed last night that the wonderfully talented Amy Blackwell of Audrey & Illya and I have teamed up to bring you all something extra special for your festive wardrobe this winter!

We’ve joined forces to create a collection of limited edition hand-painted jewellery (I have designed and prepared the beautiful wooden laser-cut brooches and Amy has pimped them with her gorgeous designs!) and over the next couple of weeks Amy and I will be taking it turns each day to tease you with the new designs!

Yesterday Amy launched the collaboration over on her blog and the Audrey and Illya Facenook page and shared the very first design which was this beauty...

And today I have the absolute pleasure of introducing this gorgeous little jumper...

Make sure you follow us both on Instagram (@amyjpeg and @sunshine_jo) to enjoy a peek at new designs each day between now and the official launch at on the 4th of December! YAY! 

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Two down. Two to go!

Next up is a trip back home to Nottingham for the wonderful Nottingham Contemporary's fair on the 4th, 5th and 6th of December! 

Followed by a jaunt to London Town for the fabulous Crafty Fox night market at The Museum of London Docklands on the 8th! Festive fun times ahoy!

Who's joining in?

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Next up on the events list...

Who's coming along to the Deck the Halls Festive Event this Sunday? 

I'll be getting my little stall of sunshine ready this week to join in the festive fun so please come and say hello if you're in the shire too! 

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Have you met the Party Cats?

These super shiny and extra special kitties pounced on the world for the first time at Renegade this weekend and boy have they been a hit!

Made from mirrored gold perspex these little kitties certainly know how to jazz up an outfit as well as knowing how to party! Get yours over at before the disappear to the party without you...

Once Party Cats have gone... they're gone so be quick! 

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Sneeky peek...

These plain little jumpers might not look like much yet but I'm VERY excited about what's going to happen with them soon...

Friday, 6 November 2015

Introducing Robin Hood Kitty!

I had a lot of fun coming up with this exclusive little tote bag design for Handmade Nottingham and I hope you like him too...

© Jo Want 2015

Monday, 2 November 2015

Christmas dates for your diary!


Yikes! It's all kicking off with my first event this weekend folks! If you're up for some festive shopping and want to support local independent makes this season then get these dates in your diary!

Also... I'd bloody love to meet lots of you too so please come and say hello!

7 & 8th Dec : 11 - 6pm
Old Truman Brewery 

22nd Nov : 10 - 4pm
The Silk Mill, Derby

4th Dec : 6 - 8.30pm
5th Dec : 10 - 6pm
6th Dec : 11 - 5pm
Nottingham Contemporary

8th Dec : 4 - 9pm
Museum of London Docklands

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Lucky Dip Club excitement and fame (kinda!)

Not only am I completely IN LOVE with the contents of this month's Lucky Dip Club biscuit box... my cheesy mug is in the awesome zine Caboodle guest curated too! Eep!

It's so much fun seeing everyone's photos and I'm on the BIGGEST fan girl high after being part of such a fabulous collaboration between Lucky Dip Club and Nikki McWilliams! Make sure you check out the #luckydipclub hashtag and have a nosey too.

I hope the lucky raffle prize winners enjoy their sunshine surprises as much as I enjoyed making them too...

So much excitement in one box!

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Hello Sunshine Christmas!

Christmas has landed at Sunshine Towers and it's in the shape of Christmas Jumpers! YAY!

You can now find the full collection of jumpers available to pre-order over at I'm so excited and am blown away with your response to the designs so far!

THANK YOU ALL & Merry Christmas! heehee! 

Friday, 16 October 2015

Special Sunshines and lovely feedback...

It's feedback like this that reminds me how incredibly lucky I am to have such a bloody marvellous job...

"Just a little note to say thank you so much Jo for our "sunshine". You really have captured our little family so well. Thank you Andy Turner & Rosemary Turner for such a thoughtful gift. Xx"

Thank you Rebecca for the lovely message and a big thank you to Andy & Rosey for asking me to create such a beautiful family Sunshine. Hopefully you can see from the Sunshine doodle below how much fun it was for me to create such a special Sunshine too!

It's been a bust couple of months for Sunshines in general and with the move and everything I haven't been able to share many on here with you *sob* Fear not though, I have come up with a plan and I'm going to make up for it by spamming you with LOTS of Sunshine right now... ENJOY! 

All artwork © Jo Want 2015